New Meeting: Second Journey: Spirit, Service and Community in the Second Half of Life

From: Raines C.
Sent on: Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:51 AM
Announcing a new meeting for Aging In Community - SF Bay Area!

What: Second Journey: Spirit, Service and Community in the Second Half of Life

When: Sunday, June 22, 9:00 AM

Meeting fee: USD75.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Intended audiences: conscious aging advocates; educators, activists & healing arts professionals; architects, developers & smart-growth advocates; social entrepreneurs & other cultural creatives; writers & visionaries; and passionate elders.

Why: I participated in this work in Florida last year and really got a lot out of it... not just inspirational morning talks, about aging, community, service, and spirit, but an action-oriented afternoon using World Cafe format helping us plan next steps.

Meeting Description: BAY AREA AGING IN COMMUNITY SPECIAL: We've arranged for an EXTENDED ADVANCE DISCOUNT for this workshop - but you MUST RSVP BY JUNE 2 to qualify (normally $100+)

As we live longer, we are asking: How do we best use our extra years? How do we open ourselves to inner work, so our longer lives become more meaningful lives? What calls us to work in the world? How do we gather companions? How do we create new communities and new models? Join us for an all-day workshop with Bolton Anthony, Chris Kennedy, and John Sullivan; with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi by video. A World Cafe afternoon will be facilitated by Nancy Margulies, artist and Mind Map author.

Second Journey - CA workshops

An increasing number of us are
living decades longer than our parents or grandparents due to 20th-century advances in medical science and public health. Think of those years as a resource ? ?a cultural and spiritual resource reclaimed from death in the same way the Dutch reclaim fertile land from the waste of the sea.?

How do we make best use of this dividend of extra years?

How do we open ourselves to inner work, exploring new avenues for individual growth and spiritual deepening...
so that our longer lives become more meaningful lives?

What calls us to work in the world? How do we find that ?intersection between our own deep gladness and the world's deep hunger?... so that our longer lives become wider lives?

How do we gather companions for the journey? How do we create new communities ? and new models OF community ? for later life... so that our longer lives become richer and more satisfying lives?

Join us to explore these questions with...

Bolton Anthony
Chris Kennedy
John Sullivan
&
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing, who will deliver
a welcome via video recording.

During the afternoon session, progressive rounds
of a World Cafe conversation, will allow participants
to explore their own thoughts and connect with colleagues.
The World Cafe will be facilitated in the Bay Area
by Nancy Margulies, an innovative artist who helped pioneer the conversational process. Nancy is the author of The Mind Map, Mapping Inner Space, and Visual Thinking.

Learn more here:
http://seniors.meetup.com/64/calendar/8049110/

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